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  1. #1

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    Mar 26, 2010
    Macbook pro shuts itself down when idle
    Hi all, I am new to the MacBook pro and I have noticed that the computer shuts itself down when idle, its not in sleep but just shuts itself off. When I restart it it comes up with a message that it was shut down due to a problem (it does not reference any particular problem). Any ideas on what is happening , anything I can do?

    Thanks in advance


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    Member Since
    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Hi Dave Welcome ....

    1st thing you could try is to repair permissions and see what that brings up ...

    Applications>Utilities>Disk Utilitiy and select your HD in the left column and then towards the bottom click the repair disk permissions

    Do that then post back if you still have a problem

    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
    Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
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    Collin Bl's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Also include model of MBP and OS u are using, if a used unit did u do a clean install?

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2012
    I have the exact same problem. I tried to repair the HD also but the problem still occurs. I will leave my macbook pro idle for some time and when I try to use it again it would send me a message that something was wrong and the computer had to shut down. Then it will tell me to press any button to start it back up again. I'm starting to get really frustrated because I've had this laptop for less than 1/2 year. Please advise. Thanks.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Feb 03, 2013
    Hey, I have encountered the same problem with my macbook pro.
    How did you guys finally fix it ?
    Thanks. Reply asap!

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